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>> OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITORBy Colin Vassallo, [Editor@...]
It's finally here, WrestleMania Sunday! We'll be bringing you live
coverage of this event tonight. Check out the WWF news section for more
information how you can be a part of this special night.
See ya there!
BMW. Suzuki. Triumph. Harley. eBay Motors.
>> WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION NEWShttp://www.wrestling-online.com/newsstation
> WWF WRESTLEMANIA X-SEVEN TONIGHT!- Live from the Houston Reliant Astrodome in Houston, TX., the World
Wrestling Federation presents the biggest wrestling event of the year -
WrestleMania X-Seven! Here's the current card:
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs The Rock for the WWF Heavyweight title;
Triple H vs The Undertaker; Vince McMahon vs Shane McMahon in a street
fight; Dudley Boyz defend their Tag Team Titles against Hardy Boyz and
Edge & Christian in TLC II match; Chris Jericho vs William Regal for the
Intercontinental Title; Chris Benoit takes on Kurt Angle; Raven vs Big
Show vs Kane for the Hardcore Title; Chyna goes one on one against Ivory
for the Women's Title; Test defends his European Title against Eddie
Guerrero; Tazz teams with the Acolytes to take on Right To Censor; and
the Gimmick Battle Royal.
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>> BELLE OF THE BRAWLBy Lekisha Faith Oliver, [lekisha@...]
The Granddaddy of them all, the biggest event of the year, WrestleMania
weekend. All the stops, all the excitement, and all the storylines end
and begin here. This very night. Most of the wrestlers dream of making
it to WrestleMania and being the main event. It was Mick Foleys dream
to be in the main event at WrestleMania, and last year he accomplished
that dream. Whose dream will be fulfilled this year?
Usually during this momentous occasion, I drag out the Swami hat and
figure whos going to win and why. But even though today is one of those
days, lets get comfortable. As I write this there are ten matches and
one battle royal set and ready to go.
So, the swamis first match is the six-man tag team match with Tazz and
APA versus the Right to Censor. The magic crystal ball says that to try
again..oh okay mister eightball..okay one quick shake. Too much dust.
All right there it goes. The magic eight
thinks that Tazz and the APA will win. I think I may agree with this
thing. The Right to Censor has had slight problems over the past couple
weeks. So, I think there may be dissention in the ranks. Winner: Tazz
Match two, oh swami, is the gimmick battle royal. And the magic
eightball says no answer. Well, it may be right. There are too many
people and too many gimmicks, but my personal favorite has to be
Hillbilly Jim. I like his style, even though he looks like my grandpa.
Unless there happens to be more surprises, thats my pick.
Next up the European Championship. Okay the swami has left the building.
Stupid thing. Okay, Ill pick. Between Test and Eddie Guerrero, I would
have to pick Test for strength and Eddie for speed. The whole thing is
kind of a step down for Eddie, but I pick
Eddie. I would rather see Test go up in the rankings of the WWF. So,
Eddie for this match.
Womens championship match. My pick would have to be Ivory. I know that
Chyna is coming back from a neck injury, or should I say book tour.
Chyna has a weight and height advantage over Ivory, but I would rather
have Ivory with the belt. Chyna has been to the big dance and she has
seen Intercontinental gold. She can hold and defend that belt anytime
and against anyone. She is one tough lady. So, my pick is still going to
Raven, Kane and Big Shows title match is next. I am going to pick Raven
for this belt. With the disagreements between Show and Kane over the
past couple of weeks, I see them fighting against each other instead of
fighting Raven. And if I was Raven, stay out of the way. You have two
big men with big tempers and know how to swing that garbage can. So
Raven, bring Frankie to the ring and have a good match.
Okay, Benoit and Angle are next up. The whole powertrip of who can
submit and who can put on those holds is going down to these two men. My
money is on Benoit. He has more submission moves in his bag than the
crossface. But as far as I have seen, Angle only
has the Shamrock flashback of the angle hold. But I would rather see
Chris Benoit with that win. Angle has had a lot given to him over the
past several months. Lets hope that this win is not one of them.
My pick: Benoit.
Halfway through..okay. Next is the Intercontinental championship match
with Jericho and Regal. If this match is going to be similar to the last
match that these two entertainers had back in WCW, my money is on
Jericho. However, Regal has been in this business for a LONG time. Hes
only in his mid- to early 30s and has been wrestling for over fifteen
years. Hes got that experience under his belt, so to speak. But Jericho
has youth, speed and agility in his corner. So, I am picking Jericho for
the title. However, Chris, watch your back for flying teapots.
TLC II. All I can say about this match is that if its anywhere like the
first one, Im going to need a powerbar after it. The last Tables,
Ladders and Chairs match was incredible. I dont think Im going to pick
a winner for this one. My only idea is that
all of the competitors of this match walk out in one piece and not on a
stretcher. Ill let you all have your own picks for this match, while my
winner idea stays quiet.
Father vs. Son in a street fight with the King of Hardcore as the
referee. I dont know about this one. Theres too much politics and too
much ego associated with this match. Rumors have been flying that Mick
will turn on Shane and help out Vince. I am unsure of
this and will not speculate. But Shane still has youth to his advantage;
however, I am going to pick Shane for this match. This way Shane can
continue on with the storyline of WCW and WWF. So winner: Shane.
Im gonna make you famous. Quote the Taker, honey, Trips already
famous. As you can tell, Triple H versus the Undertaker is next. Taker
is the veteran here, but Trip is really that good. I have a leaning to
Taker, but my pick is HHH. He is that good at
selling and so is Undertaker. Its going to be interesting with this
match, Stephanies dark husband vs. her current husband. Even
though Stephanie may not be a problem with this match, watch out for
her. So my pick is HHH.
And finally, the last match. Steve Austin vs. The Rock. Heres my side
of the story for this one. First off, Steve hasnt had the belt in a
while and Rocks fixing to start making his movie. So, from the writers
point of view, put Rock on the shelf and have
him pass the belt to Steve. This way there is a champion that can
defend the belt and still work. Plus Rock will not have to drop the belt
on a RAW or on a SmackDown. He passes it at WrestleMania. Classic.
Simple. Too the point. My pick: Steve Austin.
Thats my take on WrestleMania. Even though this Sunday is going to be a
LONG one, Im ready to take on WrestleMania. Lets bring it on. Make
sure everyone comes to the play by play if you arent getting the show,
even if you are, come on in anyway and try for
the prizes this year. They are better than ever and that Smokin Skull
belt alone is worth it. Ive seen pictures of this thing and I want one
to hang on the wall. But there will also be a ton of prizes for this pay
per view. Come on in, hang with us a while, see what all the crazy folks
we love from our newsletter are going to say and go for the gold, belt
As for the question of the week in the last issue. Who do you think
would show up at WrestleMania? Well the response was incredible. Thank
you to everyone who wrote in and I actually got back to everyone, I
think. If not, I apologize. But here are the results. Goldberg won by a
landslide with Scott Steiner, Sting and HBK second and Booker T, Randy
Savage and Eric Bischoff in third.
Thanks for all the letters and thanks to everyone. Write in your
questions, comments or anything to lekisha@...
This weeks question of the week is going to be send in your comments
about the pay-per-view. What you thought about it and any comments you
may have about
it. Send them to lekisha@...
As for this week, I have a long night ahead of me and I hope to see
everyone in the chat room. Stay safe and unless I talk with ya on the
chat room, have a good week.
Editor can be reached at Editor@...
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